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Dr. Cárdenas-Navia is President of Alta Visión, a woman-owned consulting company based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Trained as an engineer, she thinks both logically and strategically – a talent that allows her to successfully combine her technical education and outlook with hands-on business and managerial experience.
Currently, Dr. Cárdenas-Navia is supporting the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), where she serves the Director of Emerging Workforce Programs. In this role she develops and manages innovative partnerships between industry and postsecondary institutions to increase persistence to degree of STEM students, particularly women and minorities, and align undergraduate STEM education with workforce needs.
Before founding Alta Visión, Dr. Cárdenas-Navia served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Dr. Cárdenas-Navia earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and a Certificate in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering from Duke University, and her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. She is the primary author and coauthor on several peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences.